Work to build a multi-million-pound community hub has been delayed after a contractor went into administration.
The Tillydrone Community Campus was planned to open last month, however, Aberdeen City Council has told the Evening Express work has been delayed due to the folding of Richard Irvin.
The disruption to the build of the £6 million facility is expected to add at least an extra three months on to the project, with the opening due to be early in the summer.
Initial plans publicised in December by the council hoped the construction would be complete with the space ready to be fitted out by the end of January.
A spokeswoman for Aberdeen City Council said: “Unfortunately a subcontractor working on the Tillydrone Community Hub went into administration which resulted in a delay to works while a replacement subcontractor was found.
“The £6m community hub will be a crucial resource for supporting individuals and families in Tillydrone, and Aberdeen City Council continues to work in partnership with residents to identify a wide range of services in order to meet local wants and needs.
“The hub is expected to open early summer.”
The firm collapsed in December, with a last-minute deal brokered to rescue 93 staff at the Aberdeen branch of the energy solutions company, however, Aberdeen City Council was forced to find a new subcontractor for the project.
Upon completion, the campus will serve as a main point of contact for council housing tenants as well as a place for community groups to operate from.
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The facility will also have a creche, library, cafe and a specialist unit for start up businesses to use in the early part of their development.
Work began on the site, which used to house a shopping centre, in November 2017, with the demolition complete by March last year.
Councillor Ross Grant said: “There was a requirement to go through due process to appoint a new contractor to complete this important part of the project.
“Crucially, the delivery of this amazing community facility has been done fully in partnership with the community and they have been kept informed as progress continues to be made. As completion nears, the facility really is shaping up and there is a fantastic sense of excitement building in the community.”